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Let the Night Begin
Kathryn Smith
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Let the Night Begin (Brotherhood of Blood #4)

4.1 of 5 stars 4.10  ·  rating details  ·  1,445 ratings  ·  38 reviews
Smith continues her "USA Today"-bestselling Brotherhood of the Blood paranormal romance series with this next thrilling installment. Original.

A Vampire Will Not Rest Until He Satisfies His Hunger . . .

And what I, Reign, hungered for most of all was Olivia Gavin. I have never met a woman more beautiful, more tantalizing, and so I made her my bride. She promised me her heart
Hardcover, 373 pages
Published 2008 by Avon
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Tina Folsom
I came across Kathryn Smith's novel when I attended the Romance Writers of America's National Conference in Orlando this year - and I'm very glad I did, because now I have another author I can confidently add to my favorite authors list.

Let the Night Begin is the story of vampire Reign who turned his new bride Olivia into a vampire on their wedding night - mind you, without her permission. Hurt, she leaves him. But thirty years later she needs help when her beloved nephew is kidnapped.

Julie (jjmachshev)
"Let the Night Begin" is the 4th book in Kathryn Smith's 'Brotherhood of Blood' series. If you've been reading the series, you know that the brotherhood refers to a group of 5 Templar knights who drank from Lilith's chalice and became vampire warriors until jealousy and greed separated them from their order. Now they are hunted by an organization who again envies their powers and hunts the chalice.

This book is Reign's story. I always thought Reign was an incredibly sexy character and was happy
4 -5 stars – Vampire/Historical Romance

This is a great fourth installment in the fantastic Brotherhood of the Blood historical romance series with a unique take on vampire mythology, centering on six soldiers who became vampires by drinking from an ancient chalice infused with the essence of Lilith. Let the Night Begin focuses on the vampire Reign’s reunion with his estranged wife Olivia. The relationship between Reign and Olivia is passionate and well developed. This is another great, romantic
good novel, horrible kid.
I often say that kids between 13 and 16 should have their dumb heads knocked on a wall twice a day (mine too, when I was that age, I don't know how my parents kept from killing me, they must be saints, or love me very much) but this one beats them all. Christ. Obnoxious and so self centered he's disgusting. "I wanna be a vampire, you're cruel because you wont make me a vampire" gnegnegne. If this had been a movie I would have thrown pop-corns at the screen every time he
Great story about Reign a vampire who married Olivia. On their wedding night he turned Olivia into a vampire and was quite brutal. She left him and disappeared for over 30 years. During that time her sister had a child. Her sister died in an accident and Olivia raised the child as her own. He gets kidnapped and the ransom note demands she trade Reign for the child. So after not seeing him for over 30 years she finds him and goes to him for help. She doesn't tell him that he is the ransom for the ...more
Ronda  Tutt
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After the snoring fest that is the third book, I thoroughly enjoyed this one. I love the pace of the story, the chemistry between the characters, their character growth as well as their back story. I find everything was amazing and exciting...that is, until just at the very end.

The heroine, Olivia, has a nephew. A spoil and selfish young nephew who wishes to become a vampire like his aunt, who raises him like a son. Olivia refuse because to her, being a vampire is like a curse. Let's just say he
 ~*~Princess Nhya~*~
This book was awesome. I love Reign equally and in some ways more than Saint or Bishop. I loved the dynamic with he and Olivia. And I really cared what would happen to them. Would they be able to forgive each other? How would Olivia get passed her fear and anger and resentment where Reign is concerned? Her plight with her nephew. I felt really sorry for him by the way. And the plot getting closer to the answers that have eluded me since the very first book in this series is enough to keep me on ...more
The fourth book in the Brotherhood of Blood does not disappoint. I love how Kathryn Smith has somewhat defied the typical romance formula by giving the protagonists a long history (the hero, Reign, has been estranged from his wife, Olivia, for thirty years, which probably isn't very long in vampire years, but I digress--thirty years is a long time to be nursing a grudge!), so we are spared the usual getting-to-know-you/lust-after-you riff-raff, and dig right into the hot chemistry, and there is ...more
The idea for the story is interesting. Taking the married couple that is still in love but had something come between them. I have to say that this idea could have so grratly blossomed and I am a little dissapointed by the author's take on it. She has a great writing style that she just won't take advantage of. Another thing that I know she does often, at least in this series, is make the woman the weak one and while I appreciate the fact that in their relationship Olivia was the strong one, her ...more
The fourth installment in Kate's Brotherhood of Blood Series. It is an historical paranormal series with vampiric mythology based on the Templar Knights and a Blood Grail. Let The Night Begin is the story of the vampire Reign and his love Violet. What made this story special and unique is that Reign and Violet are husband and wife and have been apart since their wedding night 30 years prior. At the beginning of this story, they are brought together again and while the work together to find Viole ...more
Well, I was happy to read again a book from this great author. But I was a litte bit disappointed about the story. The love story between Olivia and Reign is similiar to the other ones and the fire between them which you have seen in the beginning vanished very fast. For me it was a little bit to much dramatic and romantic between both. The criticism of Olivia regarding Reigns behavior in the past is annoying after a while because it's always the same what she's saying to him. The background sto ...more
Miss Kim
So far, so stinky.... I grabbed this one from the grocery store because I needed a filler book until I get my orders from the library. I didn't know it was 4th in a series until I added it here. After all of the great vampire books I've read recently by Lara Adrian and Sherrilyln Kenyon, this one comes off as stupid. It is set in 19th century England, and I don't like how the characters talk. Its annoying. Plus they fly. It comes off as stupid that they would just leap off a balcony and start fl ...more
This was another solid story in the Brotherhood of Blood series. However, this was the first time that I REALLY disliked one of the characters. But I could NOT warm up to Olivia, no matter how much I wanted to. I just found her to be a self-centered bitch, more concerned with how badly Reign treated her, and her bratty nephew. I really liked Reign, but could not understand how he was pining for this woman. I thought that he deserved better than the likes of her. The romance was still hot, though ...more
Let the Night Begin takes us further into the saga of the brotherhood, and deviates from the first three in formula. Here Reign doesn't find his mate and undergo a sudden upheaval in his life, he found her years ago. The dynamic between the two is strong and fun. The sex scenes are still steamy. And, we find that the story lines in the previous 2 books are happening simultaneously to this one. It also seems like Smith will wrap it up in book 5 rather than drag out the story to fill more books. I ...more
Reign and Olivia fall in love, he confesses to being a vampire, she's OK with that, they get married and on the wedding night he decides to change her without ever even biting her before. Olivia gets pissed and leaves him.
30 yrs later Olivia has to go to Reign for help, they still are very much in love but the trust has been broken.
A great story lots of good sex and suspense, can't wait to read the final book in this series, it hasn't dissappionted me.
BJ Rose
This is a very good story of love lost and love recovered, and Reign is a hero to die for (oh, wait - she did). This is a strong 4.5* read and would have been a 5* if not for the use of the 'f' word for making love. I have accepted the use of that word to show strong anger, frustration, etc., and in some cases it's very appropriate (in battle, e.g.), but being 'f'-ed is just not loving and romantic to me. I just wish authors would resist this push to be so graphic.
Reign was great! I was so frustrated that Olivia just wouldn't admit to him that she loved him. Ugh! I took forever but it was great when it finally happened. She spent so much time thinking about how much he had ruined her life and blaming him that she didn't focus on how she was really feeling. It was frustrating but a great book. I loved it. But I mostly loved Reign!
Gypsie Holley
I like Reign and Olivia. I liked the fact the Liv was blood thirsty, not to the point of killing but liked a good fight. She was a very strong character, something I definitely appreciated!

Best Quote from the book:

"...any trust could be compromised by a threat to something the other person held more dear." ---Reign
Library strikes again. This was the 4th book in a series but they don’t have the other 3. I actually enjoyed the book, it had quite a lot of swearing in it for a Victorian set book though. I enjoyed the premis of the book and would really like to read the others. Good weekend read
Me ha gustado muchísimo. Creo que es mejor que los dos anteriores. Me ha encantado la relación amor-odio de los protagonistas. Eso de los que 'se pelean se desean' les queda bien. Tengo muchas ganas de leer el de Temple.
I enjoyed reading this book even though it is a pretty predictable paranormal romance. Good characters and an easy read, and it had a few nicely erotic parts for just the right amount of steam. A nice way to spend a quiet day.
Another hit, Reign is just another notch in this lovely collection of the beautiful undead. I am anticipating Temples Story, but first a short break to read Deeper than Midnight by Lara Adrian..
I was really disappointed with the story. It dragged a lot, while focusing mainly on the sex while weaving a weak story round this. In an erotica I would expect it but not a romance story
Megan Riverina Romantics/Meggerfly
I won an autographed copy of this from along with some fantabulous swag!
Monique J.
Reign is my second favorite vamp. Olivia...not so much. Still, I am interested enough to finish the series.
Loved it! It was sassy, funny, quick witted, heartfelt, and damn steamy!
Ms. Nikki
I loved the sparring between the 2 MC's. An easy read for vampire fans.
so far I have really enjoyed all of Kathryn's books.
Pamela Kent
I may have read the others in the series..... Not sure.
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